POLL: Which goalie should start vs. Chicago/Dallas?

Later today Kings Coach Terry Murray will probably tip his hand on which one of his goalies will start on Wednesday night vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. More than likely, that will leave the other guy to start vs. Dallas on Thursday.

Last season Murray had mentioned a preference to start his best line-up in the home game of home-road contests played on consecutive nights. He broke from that formula last week by starting his back-up goalie, Jonathan Bernier, in the first game (at home vs. Carolina) – thus, “saving” Jonathan Quick for the road game in Phoenix the following day. His reason given was the division game was where he wanted to start his #1 goalie.

Polls closed, see the results after the jump

The situation this week is somewhat similar, in that one of the back-to-back games is against a division rival.  So, you could make the argument to start Quick in Dallas.  However, the game vs. Chicago on Wednesday is a bit of a measuring stick game because they’ll be facing the defending Stanley Cup Champions (well, about 2/3 of the team).

For what it’s worth, neither the Stars nor Blackhawks are playing games the days before or after facing the Kings.  As such, assume both teams will be starting their top netminder.

Given all that – if you were the coach, what would you do…

[update: Murray has announced he’ll start Bernier vs. the Blackhawks and Quick vs. the Stars.  This sticks with his format used last week, where Quick played against the division opponent.  The Kings won’t play back-to-back games again until November 19/20, on the road vs. Buffalo and Boston.  This is just speculation – however, after tomorrow, Bernier may not start another game until that series – considering that after this week the Kings will only play two games a week for the next two weeks.]

The Mayor

Recent Articles

FREE REPLAY: Hoven Talks Kopitar, Phaneuf, Brown on TSN Radio

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio from earlier today, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to talk about all things Los Angeles Kings – including Anze Kopitar’s possible Hart Trophy worthy season, potential heat on coach John Stevens if they don’t make the playoffs, what has changed with Dustin Brown, […]

Understanding Kyle Clifford and the LA Kings Becoming One And the Same

His jersey will never be hanging from the rafters inside the arena, nor will he get a statue outside Staples Center. However, his contributions to the LA Kings organization are immeasurable, often unnoticed, and far greater than most people will ever realize.
Last month, Clifford played his 500th NHL game and Dustin Brown, who served as […]

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this.
After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we’ve finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings – including this year’s highly coveted No. 1 spot.
Before we get to the unveiling, though… If you’re unfamiliar with our rankings, for nearly a decade this content […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Honorable Mentions, Part I

Per the tradition established here at MayorsManor, it’s once again time for our highly anticipated look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. If you’re unfamiliar with this list, for nearly a decade now this … [Read More...]

More Prospect News